BYU students fight human trafficking

California native Stephanie Larsen is the first woman in four generations of her family to be free from the horrors of sex slavery.

Larsen’s great-great grandmother, great grandmother, grandmother and mother were all trafficked and sexually abused for money. Larsen said it is because of the courage of her mother, who escaped the cycle, that she is protected today. However, Larsen said not all children are so lucky. According to the Polaris Project, an anti-human trafficking organization, 100,000 children are estimated to be in the U.S. sex trade per year.

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